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The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Tiverton, EX15 2NT +44 1884685931

(((() British
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon

Quick ,easy, booking.Service and food excellent. Seating was a little cramped.

Pauline Harding 28 May 2017
from Sampford Peverell

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A grade II-listed former farmhouse, The Five Bells Inn is a rustic country pub in the heart of Devon. Dating back to the 16th-century, Five Bells is a beautiful thatched Tudor building with whitewashed walls and a leafy, tranquil garden.

Vintage British character is offset by ultra-modern seasonal cuisine on The Five Bells menu. Pan-fried scallops with cauliflower, cumin and lemon thyme precede chump of Dartmoor lamb with parsnip, rosemary and ramson, while the pub champions a 1-pot cooking method in which whole chickens are pan-roasted and served in the pan at the table for sociable group dining.

Devon pub The Five Bells Inn retains its historic character with chunky Tudor roof beams and a 20th-century bar top. Modern comforts like chic slate flooring and televisions broadcasting live rugby complete the Five Bells interior, whilst the garden is awash with the colour of hanging baskets and pristine flower arrangements.

Country hideaway The Five Bells Inn is a 15-minute drive from junction 28 of the M5, and about half an hour from Exeter.

The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Tiverton, EX15 2NT

Contact +44 1884277288
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Customer reviews for The Five Bells Inn

4.6 (((() (based on 204 reviews)
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  • romantic (73)
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  • views (37)
  • al fresco (32)
  • large parties (27)
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  • ((((* 17 June 2017 by Paul George from Exeter

    Duck starter out of this world.
    Mussels good. Duck fat chips lovely.
    Treacle tart slightly overdone, not treacly enough.
    Great ambience, good service, felt very welcomed.
    Requires designated driver as only way to get there is by car (or a long walk/cycle ride).

  • ((((* 16 June 2017 by Nicholas Milton from Wellington

    We arrived before the friends that we were meeting for dinner and received the usual warm welcome from the genial Gary. Once at our table were surprised, as always, with the wide choice of dishes and eventually made our selections. The first courses arrived sooner than we expected and all our starters and mains plus 2 desserts were of excellent quality. The Rioja went well with the Dartmoor Lamb. The resulting bill was in line with the standard of food that we had received so four contented customers went their separate ways and look forward to a further visit in the future.

  • ((((* 8 June 2017 by James Campbell from Exeter, United Kingdom

    Friendly service, led by the boss. Not very busy that day but all done without fuss. Good tempo of service. The food quality is high. I had duck egg Scotch style and ham, egg and chips. Very good. Partner had pate and steak burger, again all good. I have had an excellent steak there before but just wasn't in that mood. Ample car parking. Worth the navigational adventure to get there.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Steve from Exeter

    A very friendly welcome and an excellent meal. Thoroughly recommend the unusual Scotch Duck Egg starter.

  • ((((( 29 May 2017 by Perry Simpson from Cardiff

    My wife called in for Sunday Lunch on our way home from Torquay. It was not the easiest place to locate, but thanks to our sat nav we negotiated the bye lanes without too much trouble!! The effort was more than worthwhile as we thoroughly enjoyed a most enjoyable meal. The staff were welcoming and helpful and the whole ambience was hop rate.

  • ((((( 28 May 2017 by Pauline Harding from Sampford Peverell

    Quick ,easy, booking.Service and food excellent. Seating was a little cramped.

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Paul Herbert from Bridport

    A very friendly welcome followed by excellent and very attentive waiting staff. Food, as ever, was delicious.

  • ((*** 16 May 2017 by Charles Hunter from Dawlish

    Disappointing ! Starter (duck pate) was great .Roast beef was rather tough and veg looked cooked but was almost raw and unpleasant.Pudding was salted caramel which was very small -just as well as it was spoiled by having coarse salt grated all over it. Its unlikely we will go there again. Shame because as it is in such a lovely spot and the building and gardens are great.

  • ((((* 14 May 2017 by Jean Jones from Honiton

    A very enjoyable meal

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Sheila Sillick from Prestwood

    We had a delicious lunch at the Five Bells yesterday. Fresh asparagus with poached duck egg and hollandaise, followed by local hogget. My fellow lunchers also thoroughly enjoyed their chosen dishes on this, our second visit to the restaurant. The service was charming and friendly and its situation in the heart of the Devon countryside is beautiful.

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